Glasgow, United Kingdom

Architecture and Innovation in East Pollokshields

Architecture and Innovation in East Pollokshields

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13 tour stops

1

Maxwell Park Station

Our first stop

7 min
2

FOTHERINGAY CENTRE

Former Pollokshields Congregational Church

4 min
3

733-745 SHIELDS ROAD AND 44-88 TERREGLES AVE

Designed by H.E Clifford

4 min
4

LORNE TERRACE

Intersection of Darnley Street, Nithsdale Road and Kenmure Street

5 min
5

19-63 GLENCAIRN DRIVE TENEMENTS

Designed in 1895 by James Carruthers

5 min
6

POLLOKSHIELDS WEST CHURCH

Church Designed by William Gardner Rowan

3 min
7

BELHAVEN, 1 Leslie Road

Villa built in 1878

2 min
8

KNOWE TERRACE, 553 to 609 Shields Road

Terrace built between 1874 and 1876

2 min
9

THE KNOWE, 301 Albert Drive

Villa designed by Alexander "Greek" Thomson

3 min
10

POLLOKSHIELDS PARISH CHURCH

Built in 1878

6 min
11

POLLOKSHIELDS LIBRARY, 30 Leslie Street

Carnegie Library

3 min
12

GLASGOW CARPET BEATING WORKS

Built c. 1895

2 min
13

TRAMWAY AND HIDDEN GARDENS

Old Coplawhill Tram Works, opened in 1899

2 min

Overview

In this tour we’ll explore how architecture and community have become intertwined in this vibrant and creative area. With its gridded streets lined with handsome tenements, terraces, shops and public buildings East Pollokshields was specifically developed as an upmarket tenemental suburb and designed to appeal to families keen to escape the overcrowded city centre. Taking us through the heart of this vibrant community, the tour will start at Maxwell Park Station and highlights include three of the finest art nouveau tenements in Glasgow, an exuberant Edwardian Baroque Carnegie Library, Greek Thomson’s earliest surviving villa, a hidden gem of the Glasgow style, the best wally tiles in Glasgow, various churches and mosques, and Tramway’s rich history. The tour will also include notable tenements by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, HE Clifford and Burnet Boston and Carruthers. The walk will conclude at Tramway and the Hidden Gardens.

Itinerary 3.2 km / 1:30

Offline map included

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